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AUSTRAC wins extra funding to find money laundering10/01/14
The government is searching for additional Budget savings to pay for close to one billion dollars in extra spending to fight Islamic State terrorists.
New welfare budget deal: Chris Bowen
The government has finally given ground on the federal budget and in a deal with Labor has split the social security legislation.
Call for trade ban as Syrian extremists sell artefacts
An open letter signed by over 150 archaeologists and historians will be presented to the United Nations Security Council calling for a ban on the trade of Syrian artefacts to help stop their theft.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says there is 'no hold up' on Iraq...
Why is Taiwan watching Hong Kong?
China's central government has long hoped that Taiwan would one day adopt a "one country, two systems" framework like Hong Kong's. But the pro-democracy protests may make it harder for Beijing to sell the idea that Taiwan could preserve its current...
Anti-terror laws pass parliament
The first tranche of new counter-terrorism legislation passed though the lower house of parliament today, handing federal security organisation ASIO increased powers, including the ability to hack computers and inspect postal and delivery service...
RN DRIVE 01.10.2014
Anti-terror laws pass parliament. Robot to test Thai food authenticity. Business and Economics with Russell Padmore. Research Filter: octopus camouflage, Viagra, and smelly politics. Why is Taiwan watching Hong Kong? Thousands of children orphaned by...
Hong Kong's umbrella revolution ramifications
Tens of thousands of people are still on the streets four days into Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstration, paralysing Hong Kong's business district and refusing to move despite heavy rain overnight.
New terror laws will silence legitimate journalism: Media alliance
Journalists could be jailed for up to 10 years for reporting on intelligence operations by ASIO and other agencies if the House of Representatives approves sweeping new counter terror laws.
Hong Kong Economists fear unrest is affecting market
Concerns are rising in Hong Kong about the cost of the tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters to an already slowing Hong Kong economy.
Anti-terror raids in Melbourne
The Greens deputy leader, AdamBandt, explains why the Greens continue to oppose the new security laws.
Kurdistan and the fight against IS
The Turkish President has promised greater assistance to the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in its fight against IS. In this complex brew of hostilities and interests, the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq has found itself in an...
What next for the Umbrella Revolution?
Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying has urged pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, but his calls have been ignored with tens of thousands of people blocking the streets of the CBD for a third day.
Muslim parents and radical Islam
The threat of radical Islam is being felt in suburban Australia with anti-terror raids and in social media , where young men preach jihad and urge others to join the fight. We speak to Muslim parents and a youth worker about the backlash against...
Former general in Iraq Jim Molan weighs in on potential mission
Australia's task group in the Middle East remains on standby to join combat operations against Islamic State and could be deployed by Federal Cabinet any day now.
Suspected terrorism raids underway in Melbourne
Officers from Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police are carrying out a series of counter terrorism raids across Melbourne this morning.
The Iraq mission has the backing of the opposition but that bipartisan support will break down if military action is extended to Syria.
Arab Spring turns cold in Libya
Libya is been torn between numerous rival, armed militias since the fall of Muammar Gadaffi, with the central government unable or unwilling to exert it's authority over the country.
New Afghan president faces security challenge
As the prospect of an Australian air strike on Islamic State militants in Iraq looms, the Taliban has crept back into the headlines.
Hong Kong's unprecedented protests
Thousands of students and pro-democracy demonstrators are refusing to leave the streets of Hong Kong as they demand more say in how their next leader will be chosen.
- Melbourne, VIC